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Wavve | August 22, 2014

Published on August 21, 2014

On Bauer Business Focus — A conversation on the future of clean water with Houston Public Media News 88.7 Business Reporter Andrew Schneider.

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Eric Beydoun (left) and Julia Loennegren (right) founders of Wavve, stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss the future of clean water and how their business is helping.

In the past few decades, water supply has grown as an international issue. While the cause of the problem varies from country to country, they each aim for the same end result – clean water.

Wavve, founded at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston and housed at the UH Energy Research Park, is researching clean water technology to advance water filtration systems that could solve many of the global clean water supply issues.

“We’re an international team, and we all realized that each of our respective countries have problems with water,” Eric Beydoun, CEO and co-founder of Wavve, said. “What’s interesting is each of our countries have a different problem with water. So really covering the issue of water is a global issue for a global team.”

The technology that Wavve has focused on is a nanotechnology that removes heavy metals, chemicals and inactivates bacteria in water. The team is aiming to improve and add this technology to filters already on the market rather than creating an entirely different system – giving the business students much to learn about the scientific side of the project.

“Having a group of five entrepreneurs is also good and bad. You really have to have different kinds of skill sets in a team” Beydoun added. “Our inventor really did help us fill in that gap.”

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